Music stand for grand piano

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chrisw
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Music stand for grand piano

Post by chrisw » 30 Aug 2018, 10:46

At the piano meetup I attend we play on a Bechstein grand piano and some people are not used to reading music at least 25cm above the keyboard. One of the meetup members constructed a music stay which rests on the top edge of the Bechsteins stay and comes half way down the fall board so that people more used to playing an upright piano could have the music in a more comfortable position.

I have just completed my own version of this type of stand for use at the Morecambe Bay Piano Group but I evolved the design so that it rests on the horizon surface of the music desk just above the fall board. I had to guess the dimensions so I expected there will be some adjustments to do once I can try it on a grand. A photographs is attached with it perched on top of my upright piano. It was constructed from scrap off cuts of timber I found in my workshop, plywood for the back and sapele for the front stay and the balancing piece at the rear.
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Re: Music stand for grand piano

Post by Gill the Piano » 30 Aug 2018, 17:55

Good job! Hard to replicate the distance with an upright though, isn't it? That was what threw me when I took my first ever piano exam on a grand rather than the uprights I was used to...good job my eyesight was perfect then!
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